Expect Spanish beach-bar vibes as well as an impressive rooftop space from Chiringuito in Bethnal Green. And big Gin Tonics too, of course. All in what used to be a public loo.
Barcelona-born chef Javier Duarte Campos has left Barrafina Drury Lane to go it alone, opening his own tapas spot in Mercato Metropolitano.
The folk behind Donostia Social Club are opening their second tapas room, this time in the growing Deptford Market Yard. They'll be offering tapas and wine to have their as well as all manner of Spanish produce to take home too.
Big news from the Hart Bros this morning (the family behind Barrafina, Quo Vadis and El Pastor) - seems they're planning on expanding their empire to King's Cross.
In a release this morning, they reveal they're going to be bringing a huge new Barrafina to the next big section of the King's Cross development to open - Coal Drops Yard. There's already a load of big fashion and design names involved including
They're viewed as being some of the best Spanish restaurants in London and now Barriafina are coming to the new Coal Drops Yard area in King's Cross.
We do love Barrafina - but we're not great fans of queuing/waiting for tables. So if you've wanted to try the restaurant but haven't had the time/patience, then their new monthly bookable Friday lunches - held in the Adelaide Street private dining room - might be just what you need.
On the first Friday of every month, they'll be running special lunch events, Arroz Friday - where they'll be
Barrafina alumni Nieves Barragan and José Etura have just unveiled their Spanish restaurant in Mayfair. It's one of the most anticipated restaurants of the year - we take a look.
They've both been driving forces behind Barrafina's success and now Nieves Barragan and José Etura are opening Sabor, their own restaurant.
Delicacies from western Spain, ingredients from expert jamón producers Jamon y Salud and a *very* summery drinks menu mean that Llerena a fantastic little addition to Islington’s ever-growing collection of restaurants.
We have to admit, at this time of the year, good comfort food really does make it easier to bear the cold weather. So the news from Jose Pizarro's, Pizarro in Bermondsey about the introduction of a paella menu is just the sort of thing we want to hear.
There are three paella dishes on the menu, including the ones pictured above - "‘rabbit & chicken in escabeche" and "black rice, prawns, cuttlefish, herbs
Chef and restaurateur Victor Garvey is doing what he does best - giving Londoners a true taste of Spanish hospitality
This will be the fourth restaurant and tapas bar from Camino. Expect all the favourite tapas to be on the menu here, along with some new additions. And a huge outdoor terrace too.
There's a new wine bar in Covent Garden by the same people behind Encant. And it's all about the cheese and charcuterie too. We check it out.
Last night we ate a LOT of potatoes, but it was all in the pursuit of discovering who could make the best Patatas Bravas dish, so it was well worth the carbs. Find out who came top in the Battle of the Bravas,,,
Is there such a thing as too many croquetas? We put that concept to the test last Autumn when we, alongside a panel of foodie folk, judged the first Croquetas Challenge. Turns out that as long as you pace yourself (and eat NOTHING all day in preparation) it's possible to try - and enjoy - 14 croquetas in quick succession.
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